Skip to comments.Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show
Posted on 05/24/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agencys targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity.
Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS was unable to make a final determination on your exempt status without additional information, and included a list of detailed questions of the kind that a Treasury inspector generals audit found to be inappropriate. Some of the groups to which Lerner sent letters are still awaiting approval.
Lerner has denied involvement in the targeting, which she has blamed on a few front-line people in the agencys Cincinnati field office. I have not done anything wrong, she told members of the House oversight committee on Wednesday. However, she then refused to answer any questions, citing protection under the Fifth Amendment. She has since been placed on (paid) administrative leave, and the committee may call her to testify again.
One thing is clear: this correspondence shows [Lerners] direct involvement in the scheme, wrote Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ. Further, sending a letter from the top person in the IRS Exempt Organization division to a small Tea Party group also underscores the intimidation used in this targeting ploy.
The letters coincide with former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulmans March 2012 testimony before Congress, in which he said there was absolutely no targeting of conservative groups at the agency. Months later, an internal IRS investigation concluded that the agency had engaged in such targeting. Obama-administration officials have insisted the targeting stopped in May 2012, although a number of ACLJ clients have received similar requests for information from the IRS within the past year, according to chief counsel Jay Sekulow.
Could you capture the image on page 2 ... the chain of command from the top?
time to send another check to ACLJ.
President Obama Announces His Intent to Appoint Individuals to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
WASHINGTON, DC Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint ten individuals to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was created following President Obamas State of the Union pledge to identify non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections, and provide better access to the polls for all voters.
Robert F. Bauer Co-Chair, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Benjamin L. Ginsberg Co-Chair, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Brian Britton Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Joe Echevarria Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Trey Grayson Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Larry Lomax Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Michele Coleman Mayes Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Ann McGeehan Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Tammy Patrick Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Christopher Thomas Member, Presidential Commission on Election Administration
House Oversight e-mails: IRS IG report was originally supposed to be released ********last September?**********
But, but innocent people take the fifth all the time!
Here is more on Bob Bauer. They all are thick as theives.
Outgoing White House Counsel (December 2009 to June 2011)
Why He Matters
Bauer is one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts on election and campaign finance law, and his views are enormously influential with Democrats.
Married to Anita Dunn.
Another article: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/11/28/democratic-lawyerobama-advisor-bob-bauer-to-teach-at-nyu/
Bauer is returning to New York University Law School this spring to teach a seminar on political reform.
The course will encompass campaign finance, lobbying laws, voting rights and moretopics Mr. Bauer has had ample exposure to during his 30 years of practice as a lawyer, which include stints working for political campaigns and the Democratic National Committee.
It gets better. Read the end of this paragraph.
During his time on the campaign trail, Mr. Bauer led challenges to new voter laws backed by Republicansincluding suing the state of Ohio in Julyand lobbied the Federal Election Commission to allow individuals to text in donations (as did his Romney counterpart). Mr. Bauer also sought to compel the well-funded Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS to disclose the names of its donors, citing millions of dollars the group has spent on campaign ads attacking Democrats.
This is the guy who pulled the chains with the IRS on behalf of the White House.
She took the gun and left the cannoli. Yikes!
Bing bodda boom. Try the veal, sweetheart.
It’s the best in Chicagoland ...........
Keep in mind, at least 300 groups were targeted out of Cincinnati alone. Those applications spent anywhere from 18 months to nearly 3 years in the system and some still dont have their non-profit status. 300 groups multiplied by at least 18 months for each group, means thousands of red flags would have been generated in the system.
So who in the chain of command would have received all these flags? The answer, according to the IRS directory, one woman in Cincinnati, Cindy Thomas, the Program Manager of the Tax Exempt Division. Because all six of our IRS workers have different individual and territory managers, Cindy Thomas is one manager they all have common.
The story about the Congressmen that requested the IRS crack down on certain groups claimed that at first Lerner refused to do it. If that turns out to be true, then she may end up being the weak link...
We will just have to see how this all plays out. Might take a lot of popcorn.
Obama voter fraud
It is laos amusing how the people being grilled are some of the most arrogant, disgusting, obnoxious, out of touch non sympathy inducing ex - high school hall monitors one could imagine.
These people truly are the face of the Democrat Bureaucrat. Nasty, ruthless, uncaring, self righteous, and cold blood enforcer of the modern PC Progressive movement.
They would fit in perfectly in the bureaucracy Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Communist Cuba and Venezuela, administering and rubber stamping executions, transferees to Camps or Gulags, scheduling of firing squads, seizing of assets and all the other functions need to keep an oppressive tyranny humming along.
To even be superficially exposed to them is to hate them.
The best thing about these scandals is letting these people come out to show America just what kind of people are running the show.
No, no, no. Wrong. She “said’ she did nothing wrong. Dudden that make it true? Ain’t she not guilty because she “said” she didn’t do nuttin’ wrong! No guilty. By order of the Dictator in the White Mosque on Penn Avenue.
How many times did Lois Lerner visit the White House? Did she ever confer with someone from the Obama campaign?
Target lists are so common in the IRS that they have an acronym for them... BOLO... Be On the Look Out
They dropped this in testimony so easily it must be common. They systematize the audit targeting, which makes sense, to look for common tax evasion issues.
You cant make this stuff up. On May 21, 2013 Obama appointed Bob Bauer to A FEC Presidential Commission on Election Administration.
LOOKING TO STEAL MORE VOTES IN THE FUTURE.
Commission to identify practical, real-world solutions to long voter lines, access to polls.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was officially launched today, following President Barack Obama ‘s State of the Union pledge to identify non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections, and provide better access to the polls for all voters.
The 10-member Commission will submit a final report to the President within six months of its first public meeting, which is expected to be held in Washington in June. Headed by Co-Chairs Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsberg , the Commissioners are experts in election administration, policy and procedures, or leaders from customer service-oriented businesses and industry.
“The President’s expectation is clear,” said Co-Chair Bob Bauer , who served President Obama as White House counsel from December 2009 until 2011, and as General Counsel to the President’s re-election committee and to the Democratic National Committee. “The Commission is charged with developing recommendations based on the best information available for administrative practices that afford voters the opportunity to cast ballots without undue delay and improve their overall experience.”
The Commission was created by Executive Order 13644, Establishment of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. Commissioners were appointed by the President.:
Robert F. Bauer , Co-Chair and Member Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Another Obama Executive order.